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Physicists reveal how motion can be generated by frustration | Hanai and Littlewood encountered the concept of exceptional points as they were trying to understand the behavior of a type of quantum matter which can gain or lose energy. They had an inkling that they could explain it without the language of quantum mechanics. “We suspected that the concept itself was much more broad,” said Hanai. “Luckily, the University of Chicago is a place where you can walk down the hallway and talk to one of the leading experts in active matter—and that’s what we did.”  Source: uchicago news.   Physicists reveal how motion can be generated by frustration…

Nanotronics opens high-tech manufacturing center at Brooklyn Navy Yard | Nanotronics expanded its New York presence into the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2016. By 2018, the company said it needed to expand manufacturing operations both for redundant manufacturing and to rapidly scale new products. The new location in the Navy Yard also provides space for partner companies in the life sciences, semiconductor, aerospace, automobile, additive manufacturing and quantum computing sectors.  Source: NEW YORK Business Journal. I-Chun Chen  Nanotronics opens high-tech manufacturing center at Brooklyn Navy Yard…

A Vision to Compute like Nature: Thermodynamically | To continue technological progress—and acquire its corresponding social and economic benefits—we advocate a new, physically grounded, computational paradigm centered on thermodynamics and an emerging understanding of using thermodynamics to solve problems that we call “Thermodynamic Computing” or TC. Like quantum computers, TCs are distinguished by their ability to employ the underlying physics of the computing substrate to accomplish a task.  Source: Communications of the ACM. Todd Hylton, Thomas M. Conte, Mark D. Hill  A Vision to Compute like Nature: Thermodynamically…

New quantum material discovered | It seems to us that certain quantum effects – namely quantum critical fluctuations, the Kondo effect and Weyl fermions – are tightly intertwined in the newly discovered material and, together, give rise to exotic Weyl-Kondo states. These are “topological” states of great stability that, unlike other quantum states, cannot be easily destroyed by external disturbances. This makes them particularly interesting for quantum computers.  Source: nano werk.   New quantum material discovered…

Quantum Experiment in Science Raises Questions | Quantum systems are considered extremely fragile. Even the smallest interactions with the environment can result in the loss of sensitive quantum effects. In the renowned journal Science, however, researchers from TU Delft, RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich now present an experiment in which a quantum system consisting of two coupled atoms behaves surprisingly stable under electron bombardment. The experiment provide an indication that special quantum states might be realised in a quantum computer more easily than previously thought.  Source: Jülich Forschungszentrum.   Quantum Experiment in Science Raises Questions…

How quantum dots can ‘talk’ to each other |   Source: Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (PHYS.ORG).   How quantum dots can ‘talk’ to each other…

Duke University Receives $100 Million to Advance Science and Technology Research | The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., is supporting Duke University’s efforts to expand its faculty in computation, materials science and the resilience of the body and brain by completing the second phase of a $100 million investment.  Source: Duke University (HPC wire).   Duke University Receives $100 Million to Advance Science and Technology Research…

Passing Photons Through Chicken, VR for First Responders, and 3D-Printed Metal: A Sample of Stories on NIST Social Media | Quantum physics is famous for cool, spooky phenomena like teleportation — of data, that is, not people as in Star Trek. But can quantum physics be applied to biological entities? In fact, yes. NIST researchers are applying nonclassical, quantum light to biological materials you might find in a grocery store.  Source: NIST.   Passing Photons Through Chicken, VR for First Responders, and 3D-Printed Metal: A Sample of Stories on NIST Social Media…